General diving work - qualifications
The exemption was granted under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017.
Exemption No. 02/20 commenced 17 July 2020 and is in effect until 31 December 2022.
Nature of exemption
The exemption is made by SafeWork NSW on its own initiative and applies to persons carrying out general diving work who hold a current AS4005.2 based recreational dive supervisor qualification.
Those persons are exempt from the requirement of clause 171(1) of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 to obtain competencies specified in AS/NZS 2815:2013 (Training and certification of occupational divers) that are relevant to the type of general diving work to which clause 171(1) of the Regulation applies.
The Exemption is subject to the condition that it only applies where the person who carries out general diving work currently hold a AS4005.2 based recreational dive supervisor qualification.
For the purposes of this Exemption:
General diving work means work carried out in or under water while breathing compressed gas, and includes:
(a) incidental diving work, and
(b) limited scientific diving work,
but does not include high risk diving work.
AS4005.2 means AS4005.2 Training and certification of recreational divers. Part 2: Recreational SCUBA dive supervisor AS/NZS2815:2013 means the relevant AS/NZS 2815 sub-standard relevant to the type of general diving work to which clause 171(1) of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 applies.
Exemption does not affect other requirements
Nothing in the exemption affects any other applicable requirement imposed by law on a person conducting a business or undertaking in relation to matters relating to the exemption, including the monitoring of workers and conditions at the workplace under Section 19(3)(g) Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Published in Government Gazette (p3620) of the State of New South Wales, number 153, Friday 17 July 2020.